A survey of secondary school science teachers' attitudes on the responsibility of scientists to society.
Feinberg, Edwin H.
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The purpose of this study is to determine the attitudes of science teachers in secondary school on matters relating to the responsibility of scientists to society. Science teachers in grades 9-12, or 7-12 where combined high schools existed, were surveyed. The justification for this study partially rests on the contention that the teacher's attitudes or absence of attitudes are communicated to the pupil and influence him to varying degrees. Since it was shown - in the review of literature - that much thought is being and has been given , and much controversy is raging, regarding the role of the scientist in society and his responsibilities to that society; the attitudes of the nation's science teachers - who it is believed are influencing the future citizens very much in this respect - are of concern. The other foundation that this justification rests on is the desire to know what these representative (see limitations) teachers think on this vital subject. Because of this alone the study is justified.[TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University
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